Disgusted Republicans, you are not alone.
You know that our democratic institutions are under attack by the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Reagan. Today’s Republican Party has made a mockery of its founding principles and Republican leaders in Congress refuse to tell the truth.
That’s why I joined more than 150 other prominent Republicans from across the country in calling for the renewal – or even replacement – of today’s Republican Party with a common sense movement that reflects the real truths. conservative American values.
We’ve outlined our fundamentals in A Call for American Renewal, and they include:
â¦ Support a free and open society in which everyone can go as far as their efforts and talents will take them in a free market economy, while maintaining a strong safety net for those who need help.
â¦ Welcome America’s growing diversity and defend the right of all Americans to live their lives as they see fit, free from racism, sexism, homophobia, and all forms of hatred and intolerance.
â¦ A commitment to strong American leadership around the world to protect democracy and human rights.
â¦ Opposition to voter suppression and support for common sense reforms to strengthen democracy.
â¦ And above all, a commitment to truth, democracy, the Constitution and the rule of law, and opposition to nativist and isolationist authoritarianism.
Our movement includes former governors, members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, state officials, seasoned political strategists and grassroots leaders dedicated to delivering a hopeful, principled vision for the country – and to ensure that our voices are heard and that our actions have a key impact in elections across the United States.
The same week our movement was launched, the last Republican Congressional leader with an ounce of accountability to the American people, Conservative Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, was ousted from her position as House leader for not lying. to the American people.
Now, the collapse of honesty, morality, and decency in today’s Republican Party has left millions of Americans politically homeless.
We intend to give voice to those Republicans, and others who fear that the Republicans’ effort to maintain power at all costs, is costing our democracy dearly.
In Maricopa County, Arizona, the Republican-dominated County Council of Commissioners correctly called “vote control” a fraudulent attempt to circumvent the will of voters.
In Washington, DC, 35 Republican members of Congress voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurgency in legislation that was passed by the House by a bipartisan margin of 252 to 175. This commission, modeled on the famous 9/11 commission, will help determine the truth about this bloody attack on our democratic system.
Most Senate Republicans oppose a commission to find the truth. They want to ignore or whitewash this tragic event. This is why our movement is attracting a growing number of Republicans, Independents and Democrats who support true American patriotic ideals that today’s Republican leaders have abandoned in the name of Trumpism.
Our movement does not bow to the diktat of the disgraced former president, twice dismissed who preaches a big lie and who is currently the subject of a civil and criminal investigation.
We can no longer tolerate this dangerous threat to our republic and we urge Americans who stand for truth, principle and decency to join A Call for American Renewal.
Together, we can – and must – restore the Republican principles that made America great.
Former congressman Claudine Schneider was the first woman elected to major political office in Rhode Island. She is the author of the first and only law on the prevention of global warming without impact on income. Today, she is a consultant for A Call for American Renewal.